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Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:35

Review: Edge of Dawn

edgeofdawn150px“Edge of Dawn” by Lara Adrian (paranormal, Delacorte, March 2013, $25.00, 288pp)

 

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Series: Midnight Breed, book 11

 

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Monday, 25 February 2013 20:14

Review: Winterblaze

winterblaze-cover“Winterblaze” by Kristen Callihan (historical, paranormal, Forever, February 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

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Series: The Darkest London, book 3

 

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“Valentine’s Dates” by Rhian Cahill (ebook)
This is a very cute romance about Valentine and her brother’s best friend Brent who is tired of watching her date a series of losers. This novella is a very quick read at only 55 pages, but put a happy smile on my face when I was finished.

 

“Disciplined by the Dom” by Chloe Cox (ebook)
Last week, I read Cox’s “Tied by the Tycoon,” a story that I enjoyed. However, the BDSM scene where the hero has anal sex with the heroine while she is tied up and restrained on a device of some sort and hung off the side of a Manhattan building in the middle of winter gave me pause. Of course, I had to go read the next book in the series which had a disclaimer about some of the scenes (which weren’t nearly as WTF? as those in the Tycoon book). I had a very difficult time with the heroine of this story who had been anally raped by a close family friend and seemed to be seeking out BDSM as a way to fix herself. Personally, I thought she could’ve used a therapist instead.

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:51

Review: Irresistible

Irresistible“Irresistible” by Liz Bankes (young adult/New Adult, Walker Childrens, February 2013, $2.99, 240pp)

 

Summary:
When Mia gets a summer job at a prestigious country club, it's hard work, but fun, especially as a romance develops with fellow student Dan. However, from the beginning she is drawn to the sexy, rich and bored Jamie--he's got everything he could ever want, and enjoys nothing more than messing with people's lives for his own entertainment. Mia knows getting involved with Jamie is a bad idea, but there's something so dangerously exciting about Jamie she just can't resist.

 

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Saturday, 23 February 2013 16:10

Review: Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

DuskwithaDangerousDuke“Dusk with a Dangerous Duke” by Alexandra Hawkins (historical, St. Martins, March 2013, $7.99, 320pp)

 

Series: Lords of Vice, book six

 

Summary:
They were children when the Duke of Huntsley was introduced to Lady Grace Kearly. The young duke—nicknamed “Hunter”—took one look at his future bride and thought only of escaping his responsibilities to his family. Marriage was for grown-ups and Hunter still had years of skirt-chasing ahead of him. But now the time has come for Hunter to heed the call: if this Lord of Vice hopes to keep all of his inheritance, he’ll have to claim his long-neglected betrothed…

 

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Thursday, 21 February 2013 19:47

Review: Platinum

Platinum“Platinum” by Jeffe Kennedy (erotic, Carina, February 2013, $2.99, 117pp)

 

Series: Book 2, Facets of Passion

 

Summary:
Althea Grant's Charleston gallery might be suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere, but she's doing just fine, thank you. When bad-boy sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual—and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.

 

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 20:15

Review: How to Misbehave

HowToMisbehaveSmaller“How to Misbehave” by Ruthie Knox (contemporary novella, Loveswept, January 2013, $0.99, 121pp)

 

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Series: a novella introducing the Camelot series

 

Summary:
As program director for the Camelot Community Center, Amber Clark knows how to keep her cool. That is, until a sudden tornado warning forces her to take shelter in a darkened basement with a hunk of man whose sex appeal green lights her every fantasy. With a voice that would melt chocolate, he asks her if she is okay. Now she's hot all over and wondering: How does a girl make a move? 

 

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“Once Upon a Time in Bliss” by Sophie Oak (ebook)
This one features a CIA agent masquerading as a mild mannered, but dominant, professor in the nudist colony in Bliss, Colorado. This one is a prequel to the Nights in Bliss series. I enjoyed the book fine, but didn’t get to emotionally invested in the story.

 

“Platinum” by Jeffe Kennedy (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come

 

“Crystal Cove” by Lisa Kleypas (review book)
See review

 

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Saturday, 16 February 2013 18:45

Romance Crack: Eye of the Storm

eyeofthestorm“Eye of the Storm” by Monette Michaels (romantic suspense, Liquid Silver, April 2010, $5.99, 364pp)

 

Series: Security Specialists International, book 1

 

Summary:
Keely Walsh has three doctorates, five older brothers and has never met a situation she couldn't handle. While consulting with the NSA, she discovers sensitive government information indicating her brother, a private security operative, is in danger. Keely travels to the dangerous Triple Frontier in South America to warn him and his colleagues and finds the last thing she expects--a man who sends icy shivers down her spine even as he lights every one of her fires.

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Saturday, 16 February 2013 15:26

Review: Die for Me

die-for-me“Die for Me” by Cynthia Eden (romantic suspense, Montlake, February 2013, $12.99, 358pp)

 

Summary:
She thought her fiancé was the perfect man—until he turned out to be the perfect killer…

 

Katherine Cole is running for her life, desperate to escape the Valentine Killer—so-called because he stabs his victims through the heart and leaves them holding a telltale single red rose. Still he tracks her to New Orleans and begins carving a bloody path to her door. But this time, Katherine refuses to run any farther. This time, she’ll do anything to stop the madman she once loved, even trust the sexy cop promising to keep her safe…

 

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